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Russian Belt Buckle! Can anyone identify?

Article about: Hello Forum This is my first post. Can anyone identify this belt Buckle? This belt buckle was brought back from my partners great great grandfather from the 1st world war, I think? It was gi

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    Shaun D
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    Default Russian Belt Buckle! Can anyone identify?

    Hello Forum

    This is my first post.

    Can anyone identify this belt Buckle?

    This belt buckle was brought back from my partners great great grandfather from the 1st world war, I think? It was given to my partners grandmother who died aged 91 some years ago from her father when she was just a girl.

    Anyway, I told my mother in law who was given the buckle by her mom that I would look it up on the Internet and this seems the most knowledgeable after doing a little research!

    Here are some images, I hope you guys can help with the history. Thanks!




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    Thanks again


    Shaun

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    Is that some kind of brown stone in the middle?
    To me it looks more like female jewelry than a military belt buckle.

    It is for sure czarist with the double-eagle.

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    Shaun D
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    Hi

    Yes it is a brown stone similar to tortoiseshell in the middle! The stone is 1in in diameter and 1cm raised!

    The buckle is 5 in wide and 4 in high if it helps!

    It also has 4 holes, 2 on each half, top and bottom.

    Thanks for replying

    Shaun

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    I assume this buckle is possible to take apart in two pieces, with the hook attaching into the loop? The whole construction look a bit weak for a belt attachment device. I notice the four small holes, two on the left and two on the right edge. I guess these are for attachment to the garment.

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    Shaun D
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    Hi

    Yes it comes apart. Interesting about it being jewellery Lawnmover. Its very strong.

    Thanks

    Shaun

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    Well - jewelry or more of a decorative kind. But let's see what others say

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    Can not say anything about your buckle but my looks like this;










    In third picture is compered with austrian ww1....


    Cheers matilda
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    Shaun D
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    Hi Matilda

    The buckle we have is definitely Russian as the double headed eagle is identical!

    Thanks

    Shaun

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    I don't think it's military at all....not even for parade purposes. To me - it's a piece of jewelry that has some national pride attached to it. Kind of like people that wear current flags as belt buckles if you know what I mean. Can't help regarding the construction of the buckle and who would have worn it - but I seriously doubt it has anything to do with the military.
    Cool buckle - don't you just wish it could talk!
    Cheers!
    Rob

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    Hi Guys,

    I have to agree, the buckle is not military as it is missing the cannons as shown on the other buckle. It could be used at court or in a governmental position though. Finally, i think it is more likely a SASH buckle, similar to the sort worn by Scotsmen in traditional/military dress.....Just a guess!

    Regards, Ned.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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